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Devon Harris – Three Time Winter Olympian & Jamaican Bobsled Team Captain

Devon Harris – Three Time Winter Olympian & Jamaican Bobsled Team Captain


you follow your dreams you must always
always always follow your dreams and it doesn’t matter how impossible they may
seem go after them launch each of us has the ability to become that which we
aspire to be if you can dream it you can be so three and a half years after
living in that Shack i went from running on a gravel stronger track the sprinting
on ice creating history so this is what i want to tell you as
individuals this is what i want to say it to us as a people you do not have to
stay in olympic gardens if you don’t want it
your biography is not your destiny your decisions are but we cannot hold your
heart your dreams hostage to perfection so we got started although we didn’t
have a perfect plan we got started on our dreams and then that can suck who i
believe host for energy you may have whether it’s finishing a college degree
losing weight saving money you name it you have to get started after three days
of practice pushing a seventh fastest our time in the Olympic Games now if you
put that in a movie people throw that’s funny makes no sense but that’s us and
then it is something that nobody else has done since we crashed spectacularly
another way that you know when they were film of the movie they try to get some
of the guys are the stunt guys in Hollywood to recreate that scene earth
ago you don’t mess with perfection so it didn’t work so that’s our necks like a
sauce they are trying to exit stage left gracefully after I crashed so I’m often
asked you know so when you crash what were you thinking were you scared do you
think you’re going to get injured no no I was just embarrassed because we had
failed when you finish a box that I run on your head that’s a feeler and when we do it in
front of the entire world that’s a massive failure right so we were really
worried about going home and fell out we had land on our country and we embarked
them and people were going to ridiculous but wow it was further from the truth we
got home people were so appreciated the resource of ported in fact the
government made stance was our faces on her she last but it’s true and this is
an age before you know email and text messages and so on so it gave me a new
meaning to the term personal mail you know I get a letter and there’s a stamp
unless my face in the time they wrong what a handsome devil there was you go
pursue those dreams guess what they’re always been obstacles they’re always the
setbacks you will have some crashes sometimes you’re going to fail what’s
important to remember is failure is an event it’s a result that you’ve got from
some action you took doesn’t mean that you are a failure so when you do fail
when you do crash that’s the first thing you have to remember and then you have
to find a way to pick yourself up brush yourself off reexamining action and
start pushing forward

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